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Old 04-26-2014, 08:33 AM   #15
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Just bought 4 energizer GC2s at $112 each. The old ones were 6 years old and spent...dry, and could jot hold a charge. I hade no other choice.
I now question my Trace inverter/charger.

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Old 04-26-2014, 08:44 AM   #16
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If dry they were likely over charged.

Monitor charge voltage to see.

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Old 04-26-2014, 09:37 PM   #17
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That's interesting, how do you control the amount of charge? It's pretty much automatic is it not??
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:44 PM   #18
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Search battery charge voltage and you will get about a week of reading.

Soukd be automatic but that is vauge as constant voltage works but an end voltage too high by just a tiny bit will ruin batteries over time.

Higher still is shorter life yet
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:57 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by TQ60 View Post
Cut cable with backhoe...

On telecom we refer that as "backhoe fade"...

Not as bad as the time someone hit a state level very high pressure gas transmission line near here.

Took some time to find what was left of the backhoe.

OUCH.. We had one day when the teletype quite working, Finally got a hand typed message from a Ma-Bell service center.. Some idiot backhoed the trunk line.

To the person with the dead and destroyed G-27's.. If you have the height a pair of GC-2 (mentioned up thread) will likely cost less and deliver more power. Plus they are TRUE DEEP CYCLE which is better for house use than MARINE/deep cycle, though I use both in parallel.

To make a 12 volt battery out of two six volt


It is that simple (the "T" is a jumper cable)
Home is where I park it!
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You are supposed to check and add distilled water to deep cycle batteries occasionally, since the act of charging causes them to dissociate the water into hydrogen and oxygen, which escape the cells. I have to add water to my batteries every 3-6 months depending on how long I keep the trailer plugged in. This is normal. If you let the water level drop below the top of the plates it's too late.

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